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for the nearly 6,000 syrians with approved immigrant petitions to the united states. as hundreds of millions around the world prepare to celebrate the most joyful day of the christian calendar, the international community must intensify its efforts to end this terrible war and also to protect syria's christians and to ensure the continued vitality of this 2,000-year-old community. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. speaker, the innovativeness of american enterprise flies off the radar. according to amazon c.e.o., the company is fixing to deliver packages to its customers via drones. it's called amazon prime air. that's right. in just a few years, he says people will be able to order something online and have it in their hands within 30 minutes by the use of drones. sounds like something out of the "jetsons" doesn't it? soon there will be a drone to replace the mail carrier. according to amazon, these packages will deliver up to five pounds. mr. speaker, thousands of americans use amaz
2014 budget. the farm bill. and immigration reform. reaching across the aisle has become more and more difficult and principled compromise seems like a mountain too tall to climb. this morning, i have the honor of introducing two national leaders who can hopefully help shed some light on how our legislative colleagues in washington, d.c. and the white house might be able to come together and find solutions to our nation's critical problems. let me begin with governor huntsman. he began his public service as a staff assistant to ronald reagan. he has since served four u.s. presidents in critical roles, including u.s. ambassador to singapore, deputy assistant secretary of commerce for asia, u.s. trade ambassador and most recently, u.s. ambassador to china. twice elected as utah's governor, he brought about strong economic reforms, tripled the state's rainy day fund, and helped bring unemployment rates to historic lows. in his tenure, utah was named the best state in america and the best state in which to do business. he serves as co-chair of no labels with u.s. senator joe masden. it's w
beast. his parents were immigrants to the united states from south africa. also with us, cnn political commentator, the republican strategist, ana navarro. peter, i will start with you. you wrote a very compelling article. i will put a line up on the screen because i want you to explain to our viewers what you meant. as with dr. martin luther king, it is this subversive aspect of mandela's legacy that is most in danger of being erased as he enters america's pantheon of sanitized moral icons but it is precisely the aspect that americans most badly need. tell us what's being left out of mandela's story today. >> for most of his life as an activist against apartheid, the united states government was supportive of south africa's apartheid regime because they were our allies in the cold war. we have been taught since the cold war by politicians that have said it again and again that the cold war was simply a struggle for freedom in which we were on the side of the angels and the soviet union was on the side ofevil. the soviet union was an evil regime but there is another story of the cold w
why this administration has con so much to stop arrests and deportations for illegal immigrants but is actively trying to deport this family. >> the fact that we have room for 12 million and not room for one family tells you there's something amiss about this administration. >> pie the way, bret, this family could lose custody of their children if forced to go back to germany and they don't go to school there. >> all along they have argued this family doesn't qualify, they're not part of a recognized social group that should be given asylum and that's how we've ended up at the supreme court. and when their family attorney that we talked to there filed with the supreme court, the administration took the step of deciding not to file any type of response. so just days before the justices were scheduled to vote on whether or not to take up this case, the supreme court ordered this administration to file a response, explaining the government's position on why this family should be deported. that response is due december 19th. so if the schedule holds we could know in the next few wee
to the bad old days i meant that you to kill me to do it. the son of a russian immigrant happened to be seated by me at dinner this summer when i went to dinner with a bunch of our friends. he looked at me as that, did you like yeltsin? he said it just like that. yeah, i did. he got a big smile and said good. my country and its entire history is only produced to true democrats. alexander kareem key and then in linden got rid of kerensky and you've help yeltsin stay. too bad we lost it again, that maybe we can get it back. incredible conversation. suresh of us going broke like crazy at the end of the civil war. the first thing i did was to go to vancouver and put together a $24 billion package so we could bring soldiers home from other countries. principally the politics states. we were talking about this before. the american people were 74% against russia. what is bill clinton going to canada to meet with the russian leader? we've got economic problems at home. and i also knew i needed his cooperation to keep from coming up the works in bosnia because of the historic ties of the r
the ranges and rile the opponents. >> thai immigration workers hand over myanmar refugees to human trafficking rings. an inquiry has been called for. rohingya muslims are taken from detention centres and handed to criminals who are waiting offshore. the u.n. general assembly elected jordan to the council to replace saudi arabia. jordan was chosen after saudi arabia rejected the seat in october. it was a protest against the council's failure to end the syrian and israeli conflicts. conciliatory moves towards iran, chuck hagel made the comment during a dialogue, saying the u.s. would discuss steps to bolster security in the renaling jog. hagel says that the u.s. must continue diplomatic engagement in the middle east, maintain planes, ships, tanks and 35,000 troops. >> for decades iran has exported instability and violence across the region and beyond as it developed its nuclear program. iran has been a profoundly destabilising influence in a nuclear armed iran would pose an unaccee threat to regional and global facility. we brought time for meaning negotiation, not for perception. al
component of course it is to provide the network to monitor and organized crime and illegal immigration and migration of up to date all was that of course also to save the lives of people in distress at sea. he will self seed teams from the soybean seed of sealed them up and gone to bed. but critics say the system is more about turning away migrants than helping them it started operation on the eu southern and eastern borders. also on monday un human rights chief cannot be the day. she is growing evidence that lead in syrian government officials have committed crimes against humanity. she called on the international criminal court to open a probe into the country's civil war delay said responsibility for atrocities committed in the syrian conflict extended to the top echelons of government including president bush are outside germany's brewers started lobbying for the country's beer purity law to be recognized by unesco. they're hoping to have their craft added to the cultural heritage list ahead of the five hundred year anniversary of the law. in fifteen sixteen the bavarian rule a dec
's proposal for immigration reform. republicans on the budget conference committee consider letting this through. >> we recognize that when employment -- unemployment is at this level that we should help the long-term unemployed. 1.3 million people will have a lump of coal in their stockings if we don't do this. >> the date to watch there is december 28. before that, they meet on december 17 and 18. a growing number of economists surveyed by bloomberg say that policymakers will decide to taper. that number doubled from 17% to 34% after today's strong jobs report. still in the lead, not by much. they are putting the december taper at 50%. >> the. for more of the november jobs numbers we will take a look at our chief economist. welcome back. good to see you again. is this evidence of a sustainable economic recovery in the u.s.? >> how can it not be sustainable? we are almost four years into this. when it comes out these headlines am a and they are saying, well, maybe we will taper in a few months. we want to be sure. the credibility is in question. >> that is why i posed the question.
americans remain uninsured. >> those are the undocumented immigrants. >> 30 million americans. >> yes -- sean. if your complaint is the law doesn't insure more, i would be happy to work with you. >> katie, last word. >> this is the point. obama care was sold on the idea to get 45 million uninsured people in this country insured. it was not sold on the idea that millions would have to lose their plan in order to insure the minority in this country. let's work on feting people who need to be insured insured. don't take it prosecute the rest of americans because the program isn't working for them? >> we'll leave it there. thank you both. if i lied, you guys overthink progress you would be attacking me. you would be after me, right? truth. >> we love truth. >> you should be attacking the president. i agree. he shouldn't have made the overly broad staple. >> in a statement -- >> i will e-mail you the post. >> coming up next, pastor rick warren will open up about the recent death of his son and talk about a brand new book which aims at people living a healthy lifestyle ahead. my asthma's un
you is commissioner of the ins, if you choose to ignore pat leahy on its immigration issue, you do it at your peril. senator leahy does a lot of things that are below are screamed that make a good difference in the lives of a lot of people who would otherwise fall through the cracks. she is not a show horse. he is a workhorse. pat leahy has been a long-time leader in the international campaign against land mines. in fact, in 1992, he offered the first bill of any government anywhere to be on the export of these very horrible weapons. in fact come he spearheaded the effort in congress to aid the guns of landmine by creating a special fund known as the leahy were picked and signed. that fund has now on an annual basis provide about $12 million of aid to the victims of these horrible bombs. in 1997, senator leahy sponsored historic legislation appropriately known as the leahy law, which prohibits u.s. department of state and department of defense for military from police forces to engage. there's something essential to our mission at human rights first denies refugee protection. the c
will be like if we had a bizarro congress if they passed immigration reform. unfortunately we do not have one. we have john boehner's terrible do-nothing congress. if you're frustrated about that, you're not alone. a few nights ago democrats were calling for the passage of a comprehensive reform bill. they were sitting it the house gallery which got him reprimanded, and that's when the democratic congressman stepped in. >> the men and women spending their time here would not have to be in those galleries advocating if this house simply took up the bill. you think they want to be spending their time here, madam speaker? is what what you think? probably traveling at their own expense to washington? and you're saying we're addressing them, and that's what you're upset about, madam speaker? i want you to address the reason that they are here! they are here because our government is tearing apart their families, madam speaker. >> will the gentleman from colorado understand aull members -- >> i want the speaker to understand that the speaker is obstructing hr-15 from coming to the floor. >> that is
. not immigrated, am repatriated. there is a difference. understand, why after 20 we are still in deadlock. i completely agree with many of , that i had had very bad guys. we had very good dollars -- guys who believe this was possible. we had the prime minister in netanyahu, and even in the white plantation. but despite all of these efforts, and of course all of the efforts of the american side, we are in deadlock. without understanding why are we are in deadlock, it is pop -- impossible to move ahead. there is a mistake that i think that i see. even not from security, and not fromour refugees, but people who think that do not trust about confidence, and credibility. today the trust between the two sides is about zero. it is impossible to create peace if you do not have any credibility. the mistake from all our -- upences in the past until today we only signed the treaties with the government and the rulers, not with the states, not with the people. it was our agreement with the rulers. i think that we must achieve solutions --nds of comprehensive solutions. >> let me ask you about one part o
immigrants seeking to go to china as a haven from whatever problems they may face at home. i think the key to america's future is not what china does. it is what america does. ande develop our economy govern ourselves effectively, i think our soft power, economic power, and military power will be very adequate to our needs. china is making progress. we should hope china makes progress. after all, it is 20% of the world's people. we ought to wish them the best. on the other hand, we ought to be mindful of our own security and other interests. host: we have one viewer that puts it this way. the same people that fear competition fear china. guest: i do not know how you can be a capitalist and fear competition. we think that is a driving engine. if the chinese become more innovative, we've got to educate our kids and grandkids to innovate even faster. values out-of-the-box thinking, entrepreneurship, venture capital. i think we are constructed as a society to be very competitive in the 21st century. china has lots of problems that limit its capacity to be as competitive as we can be. the tradi
that may not make it through congress's immigration. in "the new york times" the headline is -- in tennessee nelson is on our line for democrats. caller: on the previous i dorsation -- [indiscernible] there are the things that the patriot act enacted under president bush. powers togovernment be able to do whatever they want to do. thank you. next is gregory on our line for democrats. independents. event, i think the nsa would be better served if they use their resources to find out what is going on in the sink a possibleands and dispute between japan and -- andd china let mainland china. the united states cannot afford to have a conflict with china, at least not right now. they have all the manufacturing. he wants the south china sea, where it is oil rich -- there is oil and fish down there. we cannot afford that kind of thing. i think we would be better served focusing on that than dealing with the american people, especially since we are only at five percent of the world and 25% of the prison population. burlington, north carolina, neil is on our line for independents. c
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